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Board of Veterinary Medicine
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
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For Licensing: (804) 367-4497
All other questions: (804) 367-4468
Fax: (804) 527-4471
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Automated License Verification: (804) 270-6836
Email: vetbd@dhp.virginia.gov

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
except Holidays

 

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Please Note: The Department of Health Professions’ office will be closed on Thursday, January 1, 2015, and Friday, January 2, 2015. It will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015, at 8:15a.m. Renewal payments made online between December 31, 2014, and January 4, 2015, will be processed on January 5, 2015, and updated information will be available through License Lookup on January 6, 2015. You may also call the IVR (804-270-6836) for licensure verification, this information will display in real time as payments are being processed.


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Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment.  The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license.  For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.

Ebola Virus Update for healthcare practitioners from Virginia Department of Health

October 15, 2014 - As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues to make news, it is important for licensees of health regulatory boards to be informed. In addition to public outreach, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is the Commonwealth’s top resource on Ebola for healthcare providers and facilities. For up to the minute information, please visit VDH’s website.

October 3, 2014 - I am providing you with a update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and will continue to do so regularly as needed over the coming weeks. The safety of all health care providers and keeping the health care community and the public informed are our top priorities. Read the full letter from the State Health Commissioner.

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New Veterinary Establishment Inspection Form – The Board of Veterinary Medicine’s Animal Inspection Report has been revised and renamed as Veterinary Inspection Report. The revised form can be found under the Veterinary Establishment heading in the Forms Section of the Board’s website.

The Board of Veterinary Medicine is in the process of updating the overall inspection process and revising the inspection form is the first step of many to come. The new form incorporates the addition of a column designating a law or regulation as major or minor. The designation indicates whether the violation of the law or regulation is likely to result in direct patient harm.

Veterinary Establishment Inspectors began using the new form on December 5, 2011. Please direct questions about the form to vetbd@dhp.virginia.gov .


Online Licensing - Licensees can now renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online.


Guidance documents – Documents developed by the Board of Veterinary Medicine to provide information for interpreting or implementing the regulations are available online for review.


Address of Record vs. Public Address
The 2009 session of the General Assembly passed SB1282 (Acts of Assembly Chapter 687) regarding the collection of addresses from health professionals. Section 54.1-2400.02.B of the Code of Virginia (Code) requires the Department of Health Professions (DHP) to collect an official address of record from each health professional licensed, registered, or certified by a health regulatory board within the department. The official address of record is to be used by DHP for agency purposes and otherwise remain confidential.

In addition, § 54.1-2400.02.C requires DHP to provide an opportunity for a health professional to provide a second address for the purpose of public dissemination. If there is no public address provided, the official address of record will be used as the public address for the purpose of public dissemination. If the health professional would prefer that his/her address of record remain confidential, then an alternative public address must be provided to DHP. When a public address is not provided, the official address of record will be used as the public address and may at certain times be disclosed. (Note: the License Lookup feature on the DHP public website does not contain the full address of the health professional. However, public addresses are available by contacting Virginia Interactive Premium Service.) An individual is not required to submit a place of residence for either the official address of record or the public address. A post office box or a practice location is acceptable.

Changes to either address may be made at the time of renewal, at any time by written notification to the Board, or at any time by accessing your licensure information through the online system. Any change that is made to one of the addresses does not automatically update the other address. Address information should be kept current at all times.

Laws and Regulations Governing Veterinary Medicine

Regulated Professions

The following professions are regulated by the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Applications & Forms

Download Applications and Instructions available from the Board

Useful Links

For information on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) from the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners: http://www.nbvme.org/

For information on the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE), national examination score transfers, continuing education approval, and more from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards: http://www.aavsb.org/

Guidance Documents

View and download the list of available guidance documents from the Board of Veterinary Medicine. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.

Board Members, Meetings and Minutes

View the current Members of the Board of Veterinary Medicine.

View the Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the answers to common questions.

Regulatory Town Hall

The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.